Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Classes in computer science and engineering

The Downside

Poor attendance and academic performance

Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy (BETA), which shares the John F. Kennedy Campus with other small schools, began as a program affiliated with Manhattan College's School of Engineering. All students are expected to complete four years of math, technology/engineering, and science. There are classes in computer science and engineering.

Unfortunately, most students enter with poor academic skills. Attendance is poor and the graduation rate is below the citywide average. 

Admissions: Students are admitted according to Educational Option formula designed to ensure a mix of low- and high-achieving students. Priority goes to students who attend an open house and submit a writing exercise onsite. (Saba Sebhatu, web reports and DOE data, October 2018)

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
65%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
67%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
77%
Average daily attendance
 
80%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
48%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
78%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
89%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

371
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
91%
Students with disabilities
 
26%
Multilingual learners
 
15%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
43%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
72%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
48%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
33%
0.3
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
132
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
90%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

 
0%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
3%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
17%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
11%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
24%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
39%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
33%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
35%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Bronx Engineering & Technology Academy (BETA)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

BETA's New York State certified CTE architectural engineering program. Engineering and technology is used as a lens through which everyday problems are analyzed, approached, and solved. Students are required to complete four years of math, science, and technology. Students are required to earn a 75 or higher on the English Regents and a 70 or higher on the Math Regents.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Golf, Stunt

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

99 Terrace View Avenue
Bronx NY 10463

Trains: 1 Line to Marble Hill-225th St

Buses: Bx1, Bx10, Bx2, Bx20, Bx7, Bx9, BxM1, BxM18, BxM2, M100


Contact

Principal: Mark House

Parent Coordinator: Margarita Graham Brice

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the John F. Kennedy Educational Campus with six other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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